Hygge is the word on everyone’s lips right now. I know of at least three recently published books that aim to teach us Brits how to get some Hygge into our busy daily lives.
What is Hygge?vPronounced ‘hue-ga’ it is a Danish word that describes the feeling of being cosy, comfortable and at peace with the world. It’s almost impossible to translate into English, but this concept might explain why Denmark is one of the happiest countries in the world.
Another explanation I found for the word Hygge is ‘the absence of anything annoying or emotionally overwhelming. It is taking pleasure from the presence of gentle, soothing thing Candlelight is hygge and the Danes allegedly burn more candles per head than anywhere in Europe!
What does Hygge mean for you?
For me it means winter weekend evenings, spent by a crackling log fire. Crochet and wine to hand, perhaps with a sleeping bundle on my lap. Child cat or dog I dont mind for me it all adds to cosy.
I recently popped into my localand stocked up on some beautiful candles. They were at least half the price you would normally find on the high street so you know what that means? You can buy more! lots more….. and you can shop online too.
“Hygge (pronounced ‘hue-ga’) is a Danish word that describes the feeling of being cosy, comfortable and at peace with the world”
I hope you are celebrating and enjoying the spirit of the season in your homes these days?